Sleep Maths

Sleep Maths

Every first time mum-to-be is repeatedly told how tired they will be when their bundle of joy arrives.  So much so, it can almost feel like a lecture at times.  “Sleep now before the baby comes” anyone?  Or the cheery “you have no idea what’s about to hit you”.  Hit me?  I’m having a baby [...]

Dear Sebastian 

Dear Sebastian 

Dear Sebastian, It's been nearly 5 months since you became a big brother and, my darling boy, mummy and daddy couldn't be prouder of you. Yes we've had a few bumps along the road but you've shown us what a kind, caring and loving boy you are with just a sprinkling of a tantrum here [...]

Does size matter?

Does size matter?

I recently realised that my poor, slightly neglected second child hadn't been weighed in over two months so yesterday we trundled along to our local baby clinic.  My chunky monkey weighed in at a hefty 16lbs 3ozs which is pretty impressive starting weight for her 4 month old frame.  She had moved up from the [...]

Why #mumwins ?

Why #mumwins ?

When I was pregnant with Sebastian I naively thought I could totally prepare myself for the impending challenge of motherhood.  I researched pain relief for labour, became an advocate for delayed cord clamping, attended NCT classes and spent hours looking for the right shade of green for the nursery curtains (I know - priorities!).   [...]

Car calamities

Living so rurally means we have to go in the car nearly every day.  The nearest supermarket is a 20 minute drive, nursery  is 10 minutes, toddler groups are at least 10 minutes and when I'm not on mat leave work is 30 minutes.  I won't depress myself by calculating the amount of time I [...]